The people known in ancient Scotland
as the Picts
were the forefathers of the Durree family. It is a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.
Early Origins of the Durree family
The surname Durree was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Durree family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durree research.Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Durree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Durree Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Durree has been written Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.
Early Notables of the Durree family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Durree family to Ireland
Some of the Durree family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Durree family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Durree: John Durie who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620; Isabel Durie settled in New Jersey in 1686; Jacob Durie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738..